Job ID no. VR291

Huxlow Science College

Secondary

Behaviour Support

Required as soon as possible

Grade F Points 6-7

FTE Salary: £19,698 – £20,092

Actual Salary: £13,660 – £13,933

Closing Date:  Monday 7th June 2021 @ 09:00

Interviews:  Week commencing Monday 7th June 2021

We are seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic individual who is able to work with children to overcome barriers to learning.

  • Have you always wanted to work alongside teenagers?
  • Do you have the skills to support the smooth running of the school to ensure learning takes place with minimal low level disruption?
  • Are you confident to respond to the ‘on call’ requirements of teachers in order to support the learning in their classrooms where behaviour issues have arisen?
  • Do you have the organisation skills to manage the small number of students temporarily withdrawn from lessons as a result of low level disruption?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?

If so we would like to hear from you!

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated, experienced and hardworking team
  • The opportunity to contribute to our vision that safe, happy and successful students go on to become safe, happy and successful adults
  • A behaviour support system that values excellence
  • An organisation committed to the well-being of staff and students

The essential qualities for the Behaviour Support include:

  • At least 1-2 years’ experience working in schools or other relevant work with young people
  • A knowledge and understanding of strategies to remove barriers to learning in young people
  • A Commitment to safeguarding children
  • The ability to work independently when necessary
  • A self-starter with the ability to encourage, motivate and act as a role model to students
  • Effective organisation and communication skills

Closing date: Monday 7th June 2021 @ 09:00

Interviews:  Week commencing Monday 7th June 2021

Early applications may lead to early interviews and subsequent removal of the vacancy.

Prospective applicants are also very welcome to visit the college and meet staff and pupils. If you are interested in visiting the College, please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) on 01933 650496.

For further information please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk or view our vacancy.

It is essential that all applications include a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification. This must no more than 2 sides of A4 with font size 12 or greater.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk.

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Equal Opportunities

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

Safeguarding

Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all posts at the College.

Letter from Headteacher

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Behaviour Support at Huxlow Science College. We trust this application pack provides you with an insight into life at our College and encourages you to apply for the role of Behaviour Support.

We are incredibly proud of our school, a medium sized Secondary Academy (11-18), located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire.  After a fantastic Ofsted in June 2016 we have remained committed to becoming an outstanding school for our students.

In 2019, Year 11 students achieved some of the best GCSE results in the College’s history.  53% of students gained 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above.  We were delighted by these excellent results which reflect the high level of dedication of both our students and staff. This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.

At Huxlow we are committed to ensuring all students are happy, feel safe and are taught exceptionally well. These are important ingredients to prepare students for their next steps and academic success. We are passionate about caring for our students and ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted stated that, “everyone in the school puts pupils’ well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

We are equally devoted to caring for our staff.  Our Wellbeing Group are committed to initiatives at the forefront of staff well-being.  We have signed the Time to Change Pledge and are driving through the action plan for continuous improvement and removing the stigma around mental health.  Our latest staff survey judged staff morale to be outstanding.

Academic success is hugely important to us as we recognise its power to open doors for young people.  We have a rich history of students of all abilities, and from a wide variety of backgrounds, meeting and exceeding their potential.

Highly effective support and guidance mechanisms support us to meet all students’ needs.  As a result our pupils behave well.  Ofsted stated, “Pupils know the high standards of behaviour expected of them” and “as a result, they behave well in lessons”.

Huxlow is a community where we are all committed to being the very best we can be.  Our students are exceptional, staff go the extra mile and we are dedicated to Professional Learning and Development. Please explore our website, and in particular the newsletter section, to gain a flavour of what it means to be part of the Huxlow Science College community.  We hope you are as impressed by our school as we are and are encouraged to join us.

Yours sincerely, Kim Isaksen (Headteacher)


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